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"I'm Sorry"

Mishpacha Contributors

Two tiny words to bridge chasms, repair rifts, mend hearts. Five women, and the ways they said, "I’m Sorry"

 

Letting Go

As told to Miriam Klein Adelman

By the time summer came around, I knew I wanted to stay for a second year. I wrote to my mother with my request

 

Shame On Me

Miri Hecht

I didn’t share it. It was hard enough for me to live with the recollection. I couldn’t stand the thought of letting anyone else in

 

Finish Line

Tehilla Shapiro

No matter how hard I tried, though, I never seemed to make it to candlelighting on time

 

Circles of Love

Shifra Leah Kahn

I was a child who never fit into a society where the normal family was one father, one mother, two children

 

Prayers Aloft

Libi Astaire

There’s something special about the ezras nashim on Yom Kippur — the feelings of camaraderie and community that flow as freely as the tears

 

Creating Shelter

C. Rosenberg

For some women, preparing for Yom Tov requires more than devising eight days of menus — it means constructing their own succahs

 

Whispers: Chapter 12

Shana Reicher

It didn’t seem doable. It cost a fortune. And there were no guarantees… I cried daily over the seemingly impossibly path ahead

 

Back Home

Shana Reicher

I wept. In a strange shul, with an unfamiliar crowd, I was uninhibited, free to access my emotions and come closer to my Maker

 

Freefall: Chapter 24

Moe is told he’s being transferred to Officer Training School in New Jersey. Harry asks Moe if he can recuperate in the Freed Hotel

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 17

Gila Arnold

Suri debates whether to confront Zevi or Aviva with Zevi’s insurance mess-up. She chooses Aviva, who decides to spare Zevi and takes the blame herself

 

Lifetakes: Status Change

“So, Ma,” my 17-year-old asked again that year. “Are you going to shul for the whole davening?”



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Blame It on Amnesia
Rabbi Moshe Grylak He has no past, and therefore no future
Jogging the Memory
Yonoson Rosenblum Summoning up the past is not always so easy
Endless Summer
Eytan Kobre Time is the implacable foe of us all
Three Orphans and Two Afikomens
Dr. Meir Wikler Here is how children spell the word “love”: t-i-m-e
All for a Good Cause: The Conversation Continues
Mishpacha Contributors Readers weigh in on “All for a Good Cause”
No Question Too Small, No Problem Too Big
Eliezer Shulman In tribute to Rav Sraya Deblitzky ztz”l
Under the Chuppah
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Of course, I never mentioned my dream to anyone
It's Not My Wife
Jacob L. Freedman Anxiety was present in the room, but not in the patient
One Day, the Nations Will Know
Riki Goldstein The Skulener Rebbe’s message was hidden in the song
Far-Reaching Consequences
Faigy Peritzman The impression each action makes is never erased
Frustration Tolerance
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Keep calm when dealing with someone who can’t
Mistakes and Mysteries
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Tears are the avodah of Tishah B’Av
The Detective: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer I thought he was misbehaving; he was suffering
Dear Neighbor
Anonymous Stop to ask yourself if they’re heartless or heartbroken